Weird Fictions Research Group invites you to a workshop by
Jakub Guziński
(University of Warsaw)

“I Guess This Is My Dissertation”: A Hip Hop Music Video Workshop

This event is a part of the Weird Music series organized by the Weird Fictions Research Group members and their invited guests.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
at 5:30 p.m.

You can get 2 OZN points for participating in this event.
Check how to collect OZN points online here.

Where?

This is an online event. In order to participate, please register at a.kotwasinska@uw.edu.pl. Deadline for registration is Nov 15, 2021. We’ll send all the registered participants a Zoom link a day before the workshop.

What?

Here you would usually have a lengthy paragraph full of stylistic devices, poetic-like language and whatnot. Unlike Michel Foucault’s, my writing does not have to be incomprehensible nonsense to be taken seriously (I hope), so here’s what this meeting will be about: This will be a small workshop in which we analyze and interpret works of three widely recognizable American hip hop artists and attempt to frame their ideas within the broader context of American culture.
Chosen Works:
Doja Cat – Kiss Me More
youtu.be/0EVVKs6DQLo
genius.com/Doja-cat-kiss-me-more-lyrics

Who?

Jakub Guziński is a student of American Studies, currently working on their BA thesis in Cultural/Media Studies.

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